Clifford Smith (born 2 March 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. He is one half of the rap duo Method Man & Redman. He won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" with Mary J. Blige. He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, and often does the hooks and choruses of hip hop songs. Method Man is also the only MC to be featured on The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album Ready to Die.